Penultimate 2006 WCOOP event draws huge field

Event 17 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the second to last event of the 2006 series, drew a field of nearly 700 players who collectively generated a prize pool of $695,000, nearly doubling the $400,000 guarantee.

The $1,000 Limit Hold'em tournament, which was held Sept. 30, attracted several top name pros, one of who made it to the final table, and a poker author.

The tournament lasted just under 12 hours and culminated in a quick chop of the prize pool as the two remaining players prepared to go heads-up. Two hands later the game was over, won by a Hungarian player named laurentia.

Aside from laurentia, the final table included top Canadian pro Gavin "birdguts" Smith, as well as three American players, one Swede, one Israeli, an Austrian and a Brit.

Final table results are as follows:

1st laurentia $145,200.00
2nd amichaiKK $105,215.00
3rd Pike528 $62,758.50
4th LazySunday $44,480.00
5th birdguts $36,835.00
6th jerrod $29,885.00
7th SchockoLinz $22,935.00
8th davmcg $16,332.50
9th Marcus85 $10,772.50

Please see for a full list of results.

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